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The Culture Wars Are Hijacking Debate On The Military Budget: 08/01/2023

Lindsay Koshgarian - The Progressive

Republicans want to fill the defense bill with bans on abortion, trans health care, and racial diversity initiatives in the military.

Dwight Was Right: ​Congress Must Say No To Military Contractors: 07/12/2023

Lindsay Koshgarian - Common Dreams

The world Eisenhower warned about has materialized. We need more members of Congress to stand up to the arms industry and fight for social investments instead.

Debt Ceiling Deal Reinforced Washington’S Old Double Standard For Military Spending: 06/13/2023

Lindsay Koshgarian - The Messenger

There’s no price too high for the Pentagon, even while Washington claims the wealthiest country in the world apparently can’t afford to make sure all of its people have basic access to food, housing and health care.

Surprise! Congress Likely To Hide Defense Spending In New Ukraine Aid Bill: 06/06/2023

Connor Echols - Responsible Statecraft

Lawmakers are planning to dodge caps on the Pentagon budget by adding billions for the military in ‘emergency’ legislation.

Progressives Say Submitting To Gop Ransom On Debt Ceiling 'Nothing To Brag About': 06/03/2023

Jon Queally - Common Dreams

"Here's the news media's takeaway on the debt ceiling deal: Yay! Bipartisanship works! Here's the reality: GOP radicals held the economy hostage, Democrats paid the ransom, and bipartisanship is badly broken."

The Warfare State Compromises Our Welfare: 06/02/2023

Chuck Mertz - This is Hell!

Lindsay Koshgarian and Ashik Siddique, co-authors of the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies report, “The Warfare State: How Funding for Militarism Compromises Our Welfare. Y

Lockheed Martin Ceo Hails Pentagon Budget Boost In Debt Limit Deal: 06/02/2023

Jake Johnson - Common Dreams

The head of the major U.S. military contractor said the Pentagon top-line in the debt ceiling deal is "as good an outcome as our industry or our company could ask for at this point."

The Gop Debt Ceiling Plan Would Gut The Social Safety Net: 05/24/2023

Rose Aguilar - KALW

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss ongoing negotiations over the debt ceiling.

Report Shows How $1.1 Trillion In Annual Us Militarized Spending Is Crushing Society: 05/24/2023

Brett Wilkins - Common Dreams

"We keep hearing that our government can't afford nice things—or necessary things—for everyone," said the paper's co-author. "Yet militarized spending in the U.S. has almost doubled over the past two decades."

Imagine If Another Bernie Sanders Challenges Joe Biden: 05/08/2023

Peter Beinart - New York Times

Mr. Biden isn’t listening to ordinary Democrats on military spending, either. In March, he proposed lavishing more on defense, adjusted for inflation, than the United States did at the height of the last Cold War.